Dental braces have been a common teeth alignment option for decades and can help with issues including:
Braces technology has also come a long way over the years to provide wearers with increased comfort and more subtle appearance options so you do not need to feel self-conscious throughout the entire process. Today there are several types of braces available in Singapore, each of which has their own pros and cons. The main types include metal braces, ceramic braces, and invisible braces (or clear aligners).
Get in touch with Family Dental Centre (FDC) if you are interested in any of these dental braces options for you or your child or teenager. Our trained dental specialists can perform teleconsultations or in-person consultations before recommending you an ideal braces option to suit your needs.
Metal braces are the most common type available, and tend to be the most affordable option as well. Traditional metal braces comprise stainless steel brackets and wires held together using rubber bands, although there are now self-ligating metal braces where the wire is held in place without rubber bands.
A benefit of metal braces compared to ceramic braces is their hardiness and durability.
Ceramic braces are preferred by wearers due to their increased comfort compared to metal braces, and are just as effective in resolving common tooth alignment problems. As ceramic braces are made of a tooth-coloured or clear ceramic material, they are also less noticeable compared to metal braces – this makes them a preferred choice for teens and kids, who may feel self-conscious about wearing braces. Self-ligating ceramic braces are also available, for added convenience and even more comfort for the wearer.
However, ceramic braces are pricier and are slightly more prone to breakage or dislodging. If your ceramic braces dislodge due to food or other incidents, your overall treatment duration may be extended or additional costs may be incurred.
For wearers who want to explore completely non-noticeable options for teeth realignment, invisible braces are available in the form of clear aligners such as Invisalign. Clear aligners are removable when eating, brushing, or flossing, giving you the most flexibility compared to metal or ceramic braces which are fixed onto your teeth.
Clear aligners require a digitally customised treatment plan, which can be recommended and prescribed by our dental specialists and surgeons right here in Singapore. Find out more about clear aligners offered at FDC, or read more about the differences between dental braces and clear aligners.
FDC takes care of all your dental braces needs under one roof. Our multi-specialty team includes dental specialists and surgeons who will be able to consult and recommend to you metal, ceramic, or invisible braces to suit you or your child’s needs. In case you face any discomfort with your braces or clear aligners.